Email all nomination materials as one file (titled -Name of Nominee_Award Name) to Awards@meatscience.org.  If you are unable to submit the nomination electronically, please contact Deidrea Mabry (dmabry@meatscience.org) for assistance with the nomination.

Click here to download the full PDF awards description packet.

Prepare the following nomination materials:

  1. A cover letter from the nominator, certifying the nominee's eligibility for the award.
  2. A CV/Resume: Include a list of publications, patents or other relevant articles of which the nominee is an author (publications not applicable to the Achievement or Meat Judging Meritorious Service awards).
  3. A nomination statement: to include a discussion of nominee's contributions and their significance to the meat industry, making specific reference to programs, projects and/or publications that relate to the eligibility description for the specific award. This discussion should be as complete as possible without exceeding two (2) double-spaced typewritten pages(four (4) pages for the Achievement Award - see award description).
  4. Endorsement letters: Neither less than two, nor more than five (5) letters may be attached for all awards (except the Achievement award, which has a maximum of three (3) letters). Letters should be from representatives of the institution/organization with which the nominee is affiliated (his/her administrators, colleagues or associates) and other persons in the field of meat science and technology or the meat industry, citing the nominee's qualifications with regard to the specific award description.

Email all materials as one file (titled -Name of Nominee_Award Name) to Awards@meatscience.org

Eligibility for the Awards

  1. AMSA members are eligible for any of the awards if they have been a professional member of the Association for at least three (3) consecutive calendar years prior to the date of their nomination. Membership is not required of nominees for the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award.
  2. Officers and voting members of the Board of Directors of the AMSA are ineligible for all distinguished service awards given by the Association during their term of office.
  3. No member of the Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Research Award, Distinguished Extension-Industry Service Award, Industry and Organizational Leadership Award, International Award, Achievement Award, and Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award Selection Committees shall be eligible for the award judged by that committee.
  4. No member is eligible to win more than one award (Distinguished Teaching, Distinguished Research, Distinguished Extension-Industry Service, Industry and Organizational Leadership, R. C. Pollock, Signal Service, Special Recognition, International, Achievement, and Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service) in one year.
  5. No previous recipient of an award is eligible to win the same award again.

  6. The nominee must be living at the time the nomination is submitted.


  1. Any active professional or emeritus member of the Association may make an award nomination, except current AMSA officers, voting members of the Board of Directors, and members of the Award Selection Committees. Additionally,
    - No member may nominate himself/herself.
    - No member may nominate more than one candidate for each award in a given year.
  2. Nomination packets must be received by the due date. Nominations received subsequent to this date will not be eligible for consideration.
  3. Nominations made in one year will automatically be carried over for up to three years. The nominator will be given the opportunity to update nomination materials if desired.

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